Finding Big Tourmaline Crystals in Maine

Finding Big Tourmaline Crystals in Maine

It was a mild winter. In fact, it was the first time that we have ever mined through the entire winter without stopping.

Between Jan 1st and almost the end of the month, we went about 4 times and pulled out 10-15, 5-gallon pails of material out at a time. And bit-by-bit the amounts of Tourmaline started to increase.

It was exciting because we had not found any gem at this location Mt. Rubellite in Hebron Maine for 6 years


On January 30 my mining partner Gary Howard and I (who both the lease) began finding some incredible Tourmaline crystals.

On January 31st it opened up into a massive pocket.

Between Jan 30-Feb 2nd and we pulled out 90 five-gallon pails of material, including roughly 38 thousand carats of gem Tourmaline. It was mostly emerald green and some pink.

The cut gems were fantastic.

We found Morganite, Goshenites and some Cassiderites along with a bunch of other quartz crystals and assorted minerals

18 feet deep under the hanging wall. There seems to be a honeycomb of tunnels that lead off of that pocket going in every direction.

We eventually opened up the upper quarry where most Mt. Rubellite specimens come from. This pocket was in the bottom quarry.

It is not open to the public

0:11 Tourmaline
0:33 Crystals
0:44 Cystals
0:55 Gem
1:11 Gemstones
2:22 Quartz Cystals
3:33 Maine
4:44 Minerals
5:55 Gem pockets
7:32 cystal pockets


  1. ManFromMaine on October 27, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Lots of cool stuff in the ground here in Maine.

  2. Jim Oak on October 27, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Great find

  3. David Niles on October 27, 2021 at 9:36 am

    The guy with the big grey beard had to have taught everyone here everything they know!

  4. Jacob Dickson on October 27, 2021 at 9:38 am

    I’m a fellow rockhound in maine. I live right at the base of mount agamenticus though so it’s mostly bedrock, but I can still find some cool stuff.

  5. Big Red on October 27, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Tourmaline is really trendy and about to explode, I would post more of these videos no one posts anything of tourmaline

  6. Frederick Acker on October 27, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Beautiful 1

  7. Robert Brennan on October 27, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Looks like beryl from my mica

  8. 百善善 on October 27, 2021 at 10:13 am

    我有 碧玺原石

  9. Robert Brennan on October 27, 2021 at 10:26 am

    All your hard work is paying off!
    You gotta be jacked up!